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The Nature of Music: Bill Fontana

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David Brower Center

2150 Allston Way

Berkeley, CA 94704

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The David Brower Center & Other Minds are pleased to present internationally-renowned sound artist Bill Fontana for the first installment of our 2018 The Nature of Music series.

Since the early 1970’s Fontana has used sound as a sculptural medium to interact with and transform our perceptions of visual and architectural spaces. He has produced sound sculptures and radio projects for museums and broadcast organizations around the world.

Imagine that instead of two ears you had eight, located at various distances from your head. Suddenly you can hear a rich, telescoped orchestration of sounds live as they happen throughout a particular location — from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Farallon Islands, for example. This is the premise of Fontana's unique career.

Fontana will present his recent work, including moving images and examples of his environments, created from layered, geographically diverse sounds in real-time. He will be presenting samples from Shadow Soundings, a recent project in Lisbon, and a project he is doing for the International Renewable Energy Agency, Primal Sonic Visions.

His work has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum Ludwig, Cologne, the Post Museum in Frankfurt, the Art History and Natural History Museums in Vienna, both Tate Modern and Tate Britain in London, the 48th Venice Biennale, the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, and the Art Gallery of NSW in Sydney. His major radio sound art projects include works for the BBC, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, NPR, West German Radio (WDR), Swedish Radio, and Radio France, among others.



Doors open 30 minutes prior to the presentation. All Goldman Theater seating is general admission. If you require ADA accessible seating, please contact the Brower Center in advance: events@browercenter.org

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